The critically acclaimed debut season of Horimiya finally came to an end a few months ago. Thus, fans are now are wondering when they will be able to see Horimiya Season 2. It is one of the most popular shows of this Winters that left the fans crying out for more episodes. Now, everyone is getting desperate to see the sequel of this show. So, will the anime ever return for another run? Here is everything to know.
Horimiya, also known as Hori-san to Miyamura-Kun, is a Japanese romantic comedy anime series. It is the remake of the shonen web manga series of the same name by Hiroki Adachi (Hero). CloverWorks animated the debut season of this show. It premiered on January 10, 2021, and ran for thirteen episodes before ending on April 4, 2021. Ever since then, the huge fandom of this show is demanding its sequel.
Manga Compared To The Anime!
After the end of the self-published manga, Square Enix began serializing the manga series back in 2011. It ran for ten years and recently met its conclusion in March 2021. Unlike the self-published series, this manga series has a total of 15 volumes instead of 10. The anime series changed its sequence a little, but overall it remains faithful to its source material. However, the manga readers questioned when the anime skipped Valentine’s day arc. On the other hand, anime-only didn’t feel like they’re missing anything. The only bad news is that CloverWorks rushed the anime a little as well and adopted almost all of the content in its debut season. Now, the makers only have the skipped chapters to produce Horimiya Season 2. However, if they modify its storyline a little, they can easily make another installment.
Horimiya Season 2: Renewal Status!
For the last one and a half months, fans have been wondering whether their favorite romance anime will get the green flag for its sequel or not. The return of this show depends on several factors. These factors are:
Reviews & Ratings!
Decent reviews and ratings and good critical reception are extremely important for any show to get a renewal. In the case of Horimiya, this factor is its strongest point. The fans and the critics all around the world praised the show gave it profound reviews. Plus, the show has an impressive score of 8.26 on MAL. It is ranked at #182 in popularity and overall at #253 on the same platform. Not only that, but it already has more than 307K members. These numbers are certainly speaking in favor of the anime’s second season.
Availability Of Source Material!
As we stated above, CloverWorks will only be able to make the second season if they use the skipped chapters and modify its storyline. Considering the popularity of the anime and the huge demand for Horimiya Season 2, there is a possibility that they might come up with an original storyline as well.
The anime has a great potential, and it made a lot of money for its producers as well. Therefore, the chances for it to get the second season are very great.
Horimiya Season 2: Release Date
Horimiya premiere this Winters and performed well alongside some most-anticipated shows. So, it is likely that the makers will target the same release window for its sequel as well. Therefore, the fans can expect to see Horimiya Season 2 in the first quarter of 2022.